There are 10 blog entries for March 2010.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 11:36pm. 667 Views, 0 Comments.
From left are Julia Ciesla-Hanley, city recreation coordinator; John Williams, city parks manager; Anthony Raffa, Sertoma Club member; Cindy DiNapoli, Allen Park Women’s Club member; the Easter Bunny and Mayor Sam Teresi
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department will host the 63rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Allen Park.
The starting point for the hunt will be at the upper level of the park where the playgrounds are located. That area will then divided into three separate age groups: children 9 to 12 years of age, children 5 to 8 years of age and children 4 and under.
More than 1,000 eggs will be "hidden" in the hunt area, including two gold and two silver eggs that are sponsored by Mark Hess of Hess…
Sunday, March 28th, 2010 at 11:48pm. 1031 Views, 0 Comments.
Chautauqua County, the western gateway to New York State, occupies the extreme southwest corner of our state. With its two cities, Jamestown and Dunkirk, its twenty-seven towns and fifteen villages, it covers 1065 square miles and has a present population of 139,750 (2000 census). Because of its six beautiful lakes and approximately fifty miles of Lake Erie shoreline, there is no place in the county more than twenty-five miles from open water.
The county takes its name from the largest lake, which is twenty miles long and 1,308 feet above sea level, and which was called "Jad-dah'gwah" by its native inhabitants. At one end is located Mayville, the county seat and at the other end is the city of Jamestown. This body of water is a significant factor in…
Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 5:41pm. 683 Views, 0 Comments.
Village Cuts Budget By $2,000; Tax Rate Drops By 10?Cents
CASSADAGA - The proposed budget for Cassadaga's 2010-11 fiscal year shaves more than $17,000 off the general fund bottom line from the current year's figure.
According to the proposed budget prepared by the Cassadaga's trustees over several workshop sessions, the 2009-10 general fund total is $383,590 while the proposed 2010-11 total is $366,036.
Because the village does not have to raise revenues this coming year, the tax rate per $1,000 of assessed property value decreased to $4.80, or 10 cents less than the 2009-10 tax rate.
"This is the fourth year in a row that the village tax rate has decreased," Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony said when the proposed budget was introduced.
Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 8:28am. 1352 Views, 0 Comments.
CHAUTAUQUA — The 2010 season at Chautauqua Institution is shaping up to be another excellent one.
So reports Mike Sullivan, director of Institution relations, who says preparations for the upcoming season are a combination of time-tested favorites and new and exciting twists.
The season will open with a reprise of Roger Rosenblatt and More Friends, a weeklong conversation and celebration of the literary arts.
‘‘He came a couple years ago and it was one of the most popular weeks we ever had,’’ Sullivan said about Rosenblatt.
Rosenblatt will present his upcoming book, ‘‘Making Toast: A Family Story,’’ a memoir of a family finding ways to cope with the loss of a daughter, wife and mother. Other speakers during a star-studded opening week of the…
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 9:40pm. 454 Views, 0 Comments.
New York’s Amish Trail continues to blossom as a tourism destination with the efforts of 35 local business owners.
‘‘Our promotion was begun in the fall of 2007 after an assessment by Destination Development of our area of Western New York and Cattaraugus County and their response to our beautiful, untouched, non commercialized Old Order Amish Community,’’ said a spokesperson. ‘‘A group of volunteers quickly formed to collaborate and move forward.’’
With funding from each individual business owner, the Randolph Area Community Development Corp. and Cattaraugus County Tourism, as well a grant awarded from Explore NY, a map was designed and printed. In the first year over 60,000 of these maps had been distributed.
‘‘Currently our third revision and printing…
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 3:24pm. 1557 Views, 0 Comments.
BEMUS POINT - Ways to improve the Village Casino are being studied by village officials and casino operators.
According to Mayor Bryan Dahlberg, siding for the village-owned establishment is being looked into, as is an elevator to make the second story handicapped-accessible.
The casino is currently leased by Steve Carlson, with his family members, David VanNess and Andrew Carlson of Professional Hospitality, to lease it for the next five years. Carlson's lease expires in October, with Professional Hospitality being awarded the future lease.
Dahlberg said work is being planned to improve the facility with discussions about that work talked about at a recent Village Board meeting.
Dahlberg said siding of the facility will be done in two stages as…
Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 11:53pm. 1595 Views, 0 Comments.
Warmer weather should bring a host of fishing opportunities to anglers. As of Wednesday evening, there is still safe ice at Chautauqua Lake, including edge ice, according to Lisa Green at Happy Hooker Bait & Tackle in Ashville. Yellow perch are still the feature fish over most of the lake, with the larger fish reported over deeper water. Walleye chatter has been scarce, but anglers are probably focusing closer to spawning streams where the fish tend to stage up in the springtime. Calicos have been a night bite until Wednesday when one happy angler reported hitting the fish at Mayville from 7 a.m., until noon. Green also reports anglers have been finding hold-over (dark) trout biting at Chautauqua Creek.
Lee Weber, in Brant, reports anglers have also…
Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 at 4:32pm. 524 Views, 0 Comments.
While property values plummet in other areas our jewels of the County; Chautauqua Lake and Chautauqua Institution have held their value.Sales on Chautauqua lake have picked up considerably in the second half of 2009. Out of town buyers are finding their investment in Chautauqua properties have appreciated well in normal times and are maintaining their value during the recession. I recently participated in the sale of the Packard Manor located at 10 Elm Lane, Chautauqua Institution. An historic property located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake. The home was built by William D. and Katherine B Packard (of the Pakard Automobile Family) in 1915.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010 at 12:06pm. 652 Views, 0 Comments.
ALBANY, NY--(Marketwire - February 26, 2010) - The New York state housing market posted an improved start to 2010 compared to the beginning of last year with sales increasing by 11 percent compared to January 2009, according to preliminary single-family sales data accumulated by the New York State Association of REALTORS®. The statewide median sales price jumped more than 30 percent compared to January 2009.
"We are encouraged by the improved start to the 2010 housing market," said Duncan R. MacKenzie, NYSAR chief executive officer. "Despite the fall off from a very strong December market, the 11-percent increase in sales from last January and the median price gain are good signs for the continued recovery of our housing market into 2010."
Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at 3:27pm. 716 Views, 0 Comments.
Wine and art have long traditions and they create a natural pairing for a weekend which pairs learning about wines with learning about art.
For this new event, the Wine Trail is collaborating with the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail (www.chautauquaarttrail.com) and the North East Arts Council to bring local artists of various media to the participating wineries.
For the wineries with sufficient space, artists will be on hand creating works and answering questions. Art will also be available for sale during the two-day event. The Wine and Art Trails will be publishing a list of wineries and artists who will be in situ during the Event – check for this on-line.
"Dancing Spirits at Sunrise”
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